Category - Your Will
You’re separated but not divorced … do you know that your ex may still receive your assets upon your death?
If you are dealing with a separation from your spouse, the last thing you may be thinking about is updating your Will. However this may be the most important time to consider your estate planning.
If you do not...
In these unprecedented times it is not unusual to think about our own frailties and those of the important people in our life. We start to consider what would happen if we became unwell and needed someone to assist with managing our health and financial welfare. What if we needed to take care of such matters for our loved...
Life can take unexpected turns as the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is reminding us. This challenging, unusual time has forced many of us to adapt our everyday routines, including work habits, to enable us to self isolate and contain the spread of the virus as much as possible.
It has also caused many people to stop, think...
As someone in my 30’s, the reasons I have heard from close friends, family and clients as to why they don’t have a will all seem to follow a similar trend – either they think they are too young or they don’t believe they need a will just yet.
“I am still young”, “It is something to think about when...
First things first, what is a trust? A trust is an arrangement which lets a person or company, known as the trustee, hold property or assets for the benefit of others, known as the beneficiaries. A ‘testamentary trust’ is a trust established in a Will.
Incorporating a testamentary trust in your will involves the...
Having a child through Surrogacy is an exciting and stressful time for the Surrogate, the Commissioning Parents and their respective families. People are coming together to bring a new life in to the world and create a new (or extended) family for the Commissioning Parents … but when it comes to Wills and Estate Planning...
Does Friday the 13th make you feel uncomfortable? Are you worried that you will be cursed with bad luck for walking under a ladder or breaking a mirror? Do you throw salt over your shoulder or knock on wood after mentioning your good fortune to prevent bad luck following?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you are one...
As the line between our real and digital lives becomes more blurred, making a video Will – rather than the traditional legal paperwork – might seem like the best way to go.
But as a recent Australian judgment shows, it can leave your family with major delays, costs and difficulty, and ultimately a Court may fail...
From 1 July 2019 the Public Trustee will no longer prepare Wills or Enduring Power of Attorney documents for the general public unless you are a concession card holder, Centrelink recipient or subject to administration or protection Orders.